This Sunday is Father’s Day. That means backyard grilling. Dads love fire. Dads love wings. Just because you’re making wings doesn’t mean they have to be from Buffalo (not that there’s anything wrong with wings from Buffalo). …
Depending on where you are, the tomatoes are either just hitting their peak or winding down. Around here it’s the end of the season. It’s been a good summer, filled with Caprese salads, bruschetta, pasta al pomodoro, BLTs and corn maque choux. But I needed a new idea. When my youngest daughter asked for tomato basil soup, I gladly complied….
So far this summer I’ve bemoaned my overabundance of basil and thyme. Now it’s rosemary’s turn. I love rosemary. For a while I was using it lots of dishes. From roast to chicken to cake. But lately, I haven’t been using very much, and it shows. I knew I needed to use some, but I wanted to make something different. Enter the shortbread….
Every year I plant a few herbs in pots on the patio. Basil is one of those herbs, along with mint, thyme and rosemary. Every year around this time my basil is as tall as me. Ok, that’s not really that tall (I’m 5′ 0″), but that’s pretty tall if you’re a basil plant. So the question of what to do with all that basil always comes up. The answer is usually pesto. It’s easy, fast and extremely versatile….